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Driver trips over 10 foot python in Austrian forest

An Austrian driver who stopped is car to get out and stretch his legs might not be doing that again in a hurry after he took a few steps and then stumbled over a 10 foot python.

The discovery of the 2-and-a-half metre reptile came as a shock to the unamed driver who parked his car at a spot in a forest about 100 kilometres west of Vienna last week.

The snake was in a jute bag and was still alive, although the cold temperature had caused the animal to become completely stiff.

The driver called police to the scene who then informed animal specialist who came to pack the 14 pound animal into a bag and take it to a pet store where it is being temporarily cared for.

Police are still looking for the owner and announced last week's discovery on Monday, hoping that someone who has information about why the snake was there will come forward

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